Leaves are falling, autumn is calling

Autumn, a time for crisp walks, admiring the beautiful changing landscape, kicking leaves and home to Mum’s soup.

We’ve had a right mixed bag of weather recently; it was shorts & t shirt for an autumn day at Chatsworth, a week later it was waterproofs for scout camp and yesterday it was wellies for a muddy walk around a local reservoir.

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My trip to RHS Garden Wisley wraps up a Royal Summer

It was back to RHS Garden Wisley and ‘Back to Nature’ last week as I wrapped up a summer of gardening and Blue Peter filming with Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Catherine’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden is inspired by childhood memories and for families to reconnect with nature, which is obviously ‘my bag’! Continue reading

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My bugs, bees and butterflies vlog

It’s taken us a long time to create a wildlife haven, but the hard work is definitely paying off, because the garden is absolutely bursting with bugs, bees & butterflies.

It’s fair to say, we are pretty chuffed with the garden at the moment to be honest and it’s a total joy to sit back, chill out and watch everything buzz about around you.

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How many kinds of sweet flowers grow, in an English country garden?

From visiting flower shows, to watching flowers grow, here’s my summer summary of all things floral,

in my English country – ish – garden!

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My ‘Right Royal Blog’ as I go Back To Nature, with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on Blue Peter

It’s a ‘Right Royal Blog’ today, as I had the most incredible opportunity to film for Blue Peter with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Along with a group of home-ed kids, BP presenter, Lindsey, Catherine and I pond dipped, planted, built dens and chatted; here’s the ‘behind the scenes’ write up & photos, including a link to the clip.

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Back to nature at RHS Chelsea

I’ve been posting on social media all week about my visit to RHS Chelsea Flower Show and here’s a very quick wrap up.

 

 

I could write about perfect plants, sublime sculptures, lush landscaping and epic engineering, but for me there was a clear message at Chelsea….. ‘that gardening and being outdoors makes you feel great!.

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Filming for Blue Peter at Kew Botanical Gardens

Apologies I haven’t wrote in a while, I’ve been crazy busy, working hard and playing hard!

Anyway, on an absolutely gorgeous sunny day a few weeks ago, I visited Kew Botanical Gardens, where I filmed for Blue Peter; the clip is aired today, 9th May, on CBBC at 5.30pm!

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